Jaromir Jagr wants back into the lineup tonight after missing the past two games with a groin strain according to Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer, via Twitter. Expect him to flank Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell on the top line as he tries to get his linemates going offensively. To see what the projected lines look like, click here.
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Jagr will play tonight according to the official roster report.
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Jaromir Jagr took part in today’s full practice but was held off of his normal line according to CSN’s Tim Panaccio, via Twitter. Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer, via Twitter, later explained that Jagr is doubtful to play tomorrow but hopeful for Sunday’s game. Check back for a further update tomorrow.
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UPDATE 1/5/12: If Jaromir Jagr has his way, he will be back on the ice this weekend.
When questioned by CSN’s Tim Panaccio, the superstar expressed his surprise when hearing he would miss 7-10 days. Instead, Jagr explained that he felt better and thought he would be able to return after two days of practice. From CSN Philly:
“I was surprised to hear that, because I didn’t feel that way,” Jagr said of the timeline, adding he was actually speared in the groin area against Pittsburgh last week, not the calf.
“Only way I feel pain is when I push my leg all the way,” he said. “That was in the game. Today, I felt fine but it’s only practice and I don’t [extend] … I have at least two more practice days and it heals quick.”
Sounds like Jagr should return shortly in either case but he is certainly aiming for a return this Saturday against the Sens.
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UPDATE 1/3/12: Per the Philadelphia Flyers official Twitter account, Jaromir Jagr will miss approximately 7-10 days with a mild left groin strain. In the meantime, rookie Matt Read is expected to take his place on the top line. To see the team’s full lines, click here.
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During the 2012 NHL Winter Classic, Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jaromir Jagr was limited to only 7:09 of ice time. According to Dustin Leed of The Hockey Guys, via Twitter, Jagr admitted to having problems skating after getting speared in the Flyers’ last game — last Thursday’s 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
At this point, there is no timetable for his return but it was clearly serious enough to keep him out of such an important game.
With 12 goals and 31 points through 32 games, Jagr is currently third on the Flyers in scoring. Expect a further update from the team.